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Avoid the Myth of Perfection
Avoid the Myth of Perfection

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Find beauty where you are. Have you ever had an idea, and things just didn’t work out the way you planned? Well, that happened to me this past Friday when I drove out to the Savannah Wildlife Refuge right outside of...

How to Get a Painting Style: Your Style Is Your Story
How to Get a Painting Style: Your Style Is Your Story
We've been talking about STYLE over in my Facebook group, ART+WORK+LIVING, for the last few days. Two of the questions I get asked at every single workshop or course I teach are "How do I get a style", and "Do I have to have a style?"
How to Catch the Light vs Chasing It
How to Catch the Light vs Chasing It
Are you a painter who finds yourself chasing after the fleeting light in the landscape? In this episode, I'm going to explain the difference between chasing the light when you're painting from life, and catching the light.
How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Daily Painting
How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Daily Painting

If you ever loved coloring with crayons, then you have a VERY powerful creative force available to you. The question is, are you using it? I’m going to tell you what it is and how to leverage it in this episode. This video was made during the AWL 5 Day Painting...

How to Mix Whites for Clouds
How to Mix Whites for Clouds

Color Mixing for Landscape Painting "How do I mix whites for clouds?" It's such a great question and one that all of us think we know the answer to right away. Because clouds are white, right!?! Not so fast there! Mixing Whites Clouds are actually almost...

Just Look Up
Just Look Up

31 Clouds: Day 1 We tend to look for beauty and perspective away from home, away from our usual routine. In gorgeous vacation hot spots. But what if we could find a way to do that without leaving home. Just look up. I started my month of cloud watching and...

Choosing Between a Gallery, or Selling Online
Choosing Between a Gallery, or Selling Online

I was recently asked, “Should I sell through a gallery or on my own website online?” My answer? Yes. You don’t have to choose between the two. In fact you should add one more income stream to the mix. I tell my students that they should use the “Concept of the...

Do You Know Your WHY?
Do You Know Your WHY?

If someone asks you why you paint, can you give them a clear answer? Or do you freeze like a deer in the headlights if someone asks you why you paint? In his 2009 TED talk, Simon Sinek says, “People don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it.” Think about that...